Munich – Germany won a narrow victory over visitors, Scotland, in the first game EURO 2016 qualifier at the Allianz Arena, early Monday (08.09.14) pm.
Terssebut match ended with the score 2-1. Germany scored the opening goal through Thomas Muller in the first round. In the second half, Scotland equalized through Iketchi Anya immediately restore the lead but Muller Die Mannschaft.
Scotland maintains strong enough from the advancing Germans. Total adal eight shot towards goal Scotland while only one that leads to the German goal. Die Mannschaft also up to 82 percent of the ball possession.
Unusual scheme used game Germany coach Joachim Low. There are only three defenders down the Benedikt Howedes, Erik Durm and Jerome Boateng. Germany also did not lose a pure striker, attacking midfielder Thomas Muller put on the cutting edge.
In contrast, Scotland last gesture by putting five defenders and four midfielders. Coach Gordon Strachan played Steven Naismith as a single spearhead. Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, became general in midfield.
The first opportunity to come by Germany in the ninth minute. Muller‘s header still deviate from the goal.
Germany continued to press with a short ball game flowing from foot to foot while Scotland applying organized defensive game.
The opening goal finally printed Germany in the 18th minute. A cross from Sebastian Rudy converted into a goal by Muller‘s header.
Germany almost doubled the lead in the 27th minute. Attacks from the left wing ended with Marco Reus penetration into the penalty box. His shot from a narrow angle can still be defeated Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall.
Tempo slightly down into the 30th minute. Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, no need to sweat so far. No shots on goal were released by Scotland.
42nd minute, Reus getting opportunities near the right post. Unfortunately, the kick can be defeated David Marshall.
Scotland finally created chances in the 44th minute. Anya Iketchi long-range shot towards goal but Neuer could be defeated. Score 1-0 to Germany last until halftime.
Germany slowed down in the second half. Mario Gotze et al more patient rolling the ball in midfield, the opposing defense while fishing out of the nest.
61st minute, Reus again get a chance, this time from the left side of the penalty box. Again and again, his shot foiled Marshall.
Continued to attack, Germany get surprise from Scotland in the 66th minute. A long ball from the Scottish game Fletcher converted into goals by Anya kick from inside the penalty box. The ball lodged in the left side of the goal, change the position to be 1-1.
But the draw position did not last long. Four minutes later, came from a corner kick, Howedes sent a short pass to Muller on pole near the left goalpost. With easy, Muller convert the feed into goals. Display the scoreboard changed to 2-1.
Scotland an equalizer. 74th minute, long-range shot Mulgrew Neuer still be anticipated.
82 minutes, James McArthur had a chance from the penalty box. Kick left foot back can still be defeated Neuer.
Scotland had to play with 10 men into injury time. Mulgrew must be off for a second yellow card. Score 2-1 to Germany last until the fight was over.
The composition of players:
Germany: Manuel Neuer; Benedikt Howedes, Erik Durm, Jerome Boateng; Sebastian Rudy, Andre Schurrle (Lukas Podolski 84 ‘), Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze, Christoph Kramer, Marco Reus (Matthias Ginter 90‘), Thomas Muller. Coach: Joachim Low.
Scotland: David Marshall; Alan Hutton, Steven Whittaker, Russell Martin, Grant Hanley, Charlie Mulgrew; James Morrison, Darren Fletcher (James McArthur 58 ‘), Barry Bannan (Steven Fletcher 58‘), Iketchi Anya; Steven Naismith (Shaun Maloney 82 ‘). Coach: Gordon Strachan.